This outstanding portfolio of three wonderful and varied Lakeland cottages is an absolute delight from start to finish, all beautifully presented and offering yet further potential to develop and extend (subject to any necessary consents). The impeccable main house includes 3 en-suite double bedrooms with stylish one and two bedroomed cottages alongside – perfect whether you are seeking a family home with income or simply a ready-made holiday letting portfolio.
Along with the existing accommodation there is a substantial two storey stone built barn (listed) and a further brick or block built barn, both with splendid potential (subject to consent) to provide yet further accommodation if desired. The property is full of unique charm and character throughout and sits in almost 3 acres and enjoys lovely views.
Location Leave Ambleside village centre on the A593 signposted Coniston, taking a left hand turn signposted Hawkshead, crossing the River Brathay on the B5286. Follow this road passing the Outgate Inn on the left hand side for 4.5 miles taking a right hand turn signposted Field Head, Knipe Fold. Continue along this road and Field Head Farm can be found on the right hand side after approximately 0.4 miles.
Description Centred around the beautiful former farmhouse of Field Head, this unique property offers a superb selection of accommodation with plenty of character and an excellent holiday letting track record.
The main house, Field Head, is a substantial and attractive stone built former farmhouse, with bright and immaculate accommodation which includes a superb family kitchen and a delightful sitting room. There are two additional large store rooms, perfect for servicing the holiday letting but which could be readily re-incorporated into this dwelling if desired. On the first floor are three bright double bedrooms, all with stylish en-suite facilities. This welcoming home includes a wealth of warm oak and lovely cottage features. Adjoining this is Weavers Loft, a sweet two bedroomed cottage style apartment with lovely views and Weavers Gallery, a unique cottage with a high vaulted ceiling, exposed roof trusses and plenty of style. The whole is designed to be equally suitable as a ready-made portfolio of three or a stunning private family home with two adjacent cottages already providing a tidy income from holiday letting.
As if this were not enough, there is also a wonderful detached Grade two listed stone built cruck barn within the grounds and a handy single storey barn of more recent origin alongside Weavers Cottage, both of which might be considered ripe for redevelopment to extend the portfolio, subject to any necessary consents being obtained. There is plenty of car parking provision for all units. The whole attractive complex stands in around 2.8 acres of gardens and grounds including more formal lawns and a lovely meadow complete with a private pond and there are superb views in all directions.
Field Head is peacefully located roughly midway between Outgate and Knipe Fold, which themselves sit nicely between the lakes at Windermere and Coniston – perfect for access to a wide variety of wonderful walks from the doorstep, whether that is targeting beautiful Tarn Hows or either of the splendid Lakeland Inns at Outgate or The Drunken Duck. Simply idyllic.
Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)
FIELD HEAD FARM HOUSE
Porch An enclosed porch that is perfect for the removal and storage of moody boots and coats after a day on the surrounding fells. Having two windows and a radiator and leading to
Entrance Hall Having a beamed ceiling, wall lights, a tiled floor, two radiators and leading to a side door to the garden.
Sitting Room 16′ 4" x 12′ 4" (5m x 3.76m) A bright room with a triple aspect overlooking the gardens and enjoying lovely features such as a beamed ceiling and wood burning stove. Having wall lights, picture lights and two radiators.
Open Plan Family Kitchen 29′ 3" x 14′ 5" (8.94m x 4.4m)
Kitchen Area A country style design incorporating a range of wall, base and display units with complementary work surfaces and having a dual fuel Rangemaster with 7 rings, a triple oven and a warm cupboard with tiled surround, an integrated fridge/freezer, a Hotpoint dishwasher and a Hotpoint washing machine. There is also a window giving lovely views over the garden, a beamed ceiling, an island unit with additional base unit storage, a sink with mixer tap, a tiled floor and part tiled walls.
Dining Area With plenty of space for all and having a log burning stove with an attractive wall mounted timber mantle over, wall lights, a beamed ceiling, a window, a radiator, a built in storage cupboard and built in shelving.
WC Having a pedestal wash hand basin, a WC, a windows looking to the garden, a radiator, part tiled walls and a tiled floor and a built in storage cupboard that also houses the hot water tank and the Sanyo boiler.
Stairs lead to
Landing With beautiful exposed trusses and having a window and wall lights.
Bedroom 1 17′ 6" x 11′ 5" (5.35m x 3.5m max.) A spacious and bright double room with a beamed ceiling and exposed trusses, a window seat looking to the surrounding countryside, wall lights a radiator and large built in wardrobe.
En Suite Bathroom Enjoying a three piece suite comprising a shaped bath with waterfall shower over and additional shower head attachment, a wash hand basin with mirror, light and shaver point over and a WC. Also having a window, a ladder style heated towel rail, a beamed ceiling, and an extractor fan.
Bedroom 2 15′ 4" x 10′ 5" (4.68m x 3.2m max.) A large double room having two windows looking to the surrounding countryside, a lovely beamed ceiling, a radiator and wall lights.
En Suite Shower Room Enjoying a three piece suite comprising a large glazed and tiled shower cubicle with rainfall shower and separate shower attachment, a wall mounted wash hand basin with a mirror having an infra red ‘no touch’ light over and a WC. There is also a beamed ceiling, a radiator with towel rail over, a window, an extractor, a tiled floor and part tiled walls.
Bedroom 3 13′ 1" x 10′ 5" (4m x 3.18m) A double room with a dual aspect overlooking the gardens, a beamed ceiling, a radiator and wall lights.
En Suite Shower Room Enjoying a three piece suite comprising a large glazed and tiled shower cubicle with rainfall shower and separate shower attachment, a wall mounted wash hand basin with a mirror having an infra red ‘no touch’ light over and a WC. There is also a beamed ceiling, a ladder style heated towel rail, a window, an extractor, loft access, a tiled floor and part tiled walls.
A separate communal entrance hall serves both Weavers Loft and Weavers Gallery Having a beamed ceiling and being the perfect place for the removal and storage of muddy boots and coats.
Entrance Hall A small flight of steps leads to
Living Room 17′ 0" x 11′ 11" (5.2m x 3.64m) A bright room with two windows overlooking the garden and having an electric effect wood burning stove, a beamed ceiling, a night storage heater and a built in storage cupboard which also houses the hot water tank.
Kitchen 9′ 10" x 5′ 10" (3m x 1.8m) Having a range of wall and base units with complementary work surfaces and integrated sink, a beamed ceiling, a window and part tiled walls.
Bedroom 1 14′ 2" x 10′ 2" (4.33m x 3.1m) A double room having a window overlooking the gardens, wall lights and an electric night storage heater.
Bedroom 2 8′ 5" x 8′ 5" (2.59m x 2.57m) A double room having country views, wall lights and an electric night storage heater.
Bathroom Having a three piece suite comprising a bath with Mira shower over, a pedestal wash hand basin and a WC. With a Newlec extractor fan, a window, a shaver point, an electric CED wall mounted heater and part tiled walls.
A communal entrance hall serves both Weavers Loft and Weavers Gallery Having a beamed ceiling and being the perfect place for the removal and storage of muddy boots and coats.
Open Plan Living Room and Kitchen 33′ 9" x 16′ 8" (10.3m x 5.1m) A stunning high vaulted room offering a fantastic bright and open living space with plenty of room for both relaxation and dining and having seven windows including an elevated picture window on the smaller of the two mezzanine levels, from where views to the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed. There are also wonderful exposed trusses and beams, a wood burning stove, wall lights and two electric night storage heaters.
The kitchen area has a range of base units with complementary work surfaces, a stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap and there is a large built in storage cupboard and an extractor fan.
Bedroom 16′ 11" x 11′ 10" (5.17m x 3.62m) This large mezzanine space has been utilised to create a double bedroom area.
Bathroom Having a three piece suite comprising a bath with Mira shower over, a wash hand basin with light over and a WC. There is also a Manrose extractor fan, an electric heated towel rail, a shaver point, a built in cupboard housing the hot water tank, wall lights and part tiled walls.
Store Room 1 17′ 0" x 9′ 0" (5.2m x 2.76m) Accessed from the communal entrance hall to Weavers Loft and Weavers Gallery this useful store was once connected directly to Field Head Farm and could readily be re-connected via the infilled doorway if desired. Having a window, beamed ceiling, wall lights and there is also a doorway leading into
Store Room 2 17′ 0" x 8′ 5" (5.2m x 2.58m) A further storage area having an electric heater plumbing for an automatic washing machine and a window.
Detached Barn 62′ 7" x 18′ 7" (19.1m x 5.67m) A large Grade II Listed stone built barn having exposed trusses and being ripe for conversion to add to the wonderful portfolio of property already here (subject to necessary consents) or simply as a large storage area with a two storey head height. Having light and power points.
Store 3 18′ 0" x 14′ 1" (5.5m x 4.3m) Situated below the barn and having light and power points.
Attached Barn/workshop 47′ 6" x 18′ 0" (14.5m x 5.5m) Formerly a workshop or garage which could possibly be converted or replaced to create yet further living accommodation if desired (subject to necessary consents being obtained). Having four windows, skylights a light point and front and rear access.
Gardens Enjoying wonderful natural gardens including areas of lawn, hedge and shrubbery borders, a variety of trees and having a choice of patios and seating areas from which to enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Meadow Adjoining the garden is a lovely large meadow which in total means that the property sits in approximately 2.8 acres (not measured) complete with a lovely pond which makes this area a real haven for wildlife. The field is perfect for grazing, horses or simply enjoying as an area for relaxation, possibly alongside low key agricultural use.
Parking There is plenty of parking and turning space for all of the properties on the driveway.
Services The property is connected to mains electricity and water. Drainage is to a private septic tank and heating is via an air source heat pump and electric night storage heaters. The range in Field Head Farm House is powered by LPG gas.
Rateable Value The property has a rateable value of £12,000 with the amount payable for 2019 / 20 being £5,892.
Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office.
Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.